Me, baby. You, mommy.
Somehow, this became one of Adelaide’s favorite toys. It’s a pewter cast of Henry VIII. She calls him Knight.
Adelaide: (sitting outside at night, wiggling her fingers in the air) Tikko, tikko! I tikko fwowers.
Mommy: You’re tickling the flowers?
Adelaide: Tikko, tikko! I tikko moon.
Mommy: You’re tickling the moon?
Adelaide: Tikko, tikko! I tikko light.
Mommy: You’re tickling the light?
Stop it, stop it, stop it!
Adelaide does it again. She has an alphabet game on the iPad she likes to play. Every time she finishes a word she says, “I did it!”
Laidey started digging in some dirt with a salad spoon today. Every time she managed to fling a little dirt, she said, “I did it!”
Later on, she took off her own diaper and went potty on her little training potty. “I did it!”
She did it! So proud.
A few days ago, Adelaide was helping me carry some things out to the car when a plastic cup fell out of my grip and onto the concrete. “Shoot!” I said.
Later that day, Laidey dropped her sippy cup. “Shoo!” she said.
Then, just the other day, she pulled a chair into the kitchen while I was making cookies:
(Don’t worry, it’s a butter knife.)
Needless to say, Kyle and I have become increasingly aware of our little copycat.
Incidentally, the radio announcer talking in the background is eulogizing Mitch Miller, who passed away last week at the ripe old age of 99. I would like to include my own tribute to Mitch, whose record album covers always elicit smiles from Kyle and me when we inevitably find them in thrift stores.
I hope he’s singing along with the angels today.
I came home a few days ago to find Adelaide with a pink highlighter mustache, courtesy of Kyle. Then he embellished it with a green goatee.
I have to say, Adelaide wears neon facial hair quite well.
Today I thought, “I wish I could videotape Adelaide all the time because she does so many cute things.” If only there were video cameras in our brains. Of course, that would cause all sorts of problems.
Do people still say “videotape”?
Unfortunately, my camera only takes about two minutes of footage. I think I need a bigger memory card.
In any case, here’s the two minutes I managed to capture today. Enjoy.
I’m not exactly sure what Adelaide is doing in this video. She did this for about 30 minutes today—quietly, and with much purpose. She started by tearing apart some paper towels. She likes to put blankets on her stuffed animals, so maybe she is doing the same to her DVDs? Whatever it is, it’s cute.